Covid-19 and risk of thrombosis;  Understand the relationship between diseases

Covid-19 and risk of thrombosis; Understand the relationship between diseases



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Cases of covid-19 are on the rise again in Brazil: the average walking alone has increased by 36% in the last fortnight. Among the reasons for this increase, experts point to the loosening of security protocols, especially non-mandatory masks. Colds and not being vaccinated can also have consequences.

It is important to note that full vaccination (including all available doses) is necessary to prevent more severe Covid-19. However, this vaccine is not enough to prevent the emergence of new strains. Increased contamination has proven to be a major risk, as it can lead to new strains and, thus, unknown effects of the disease.

How can thrombosis be caused by Covid-19?

Covid-19 has already shown some major problems in the body in scientific studies conducted since the onset of the epidemic. The lungs are the organ that is most affected by the virus, but can greatly affect the functioning of the whole body. In some cases, Covid-19 can cause severe thrombosis. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the body’s signals, even if they are subtle.

“Covid is a vascular disease and its complications are due to injuries to the blood vessels, both obstruction and inflammatory processes. Some research has already given clear indications that this increases the risk of thrombosis.” , Explanation vascular doctor Dr. Gustavo Marcato.

According to experts, and according to recent studies in this area, sars-cov-2 causes inflammation in the circulatory system, as the body tries to fight off the invader in a disorganized way. ‘When healing wounds left by the virus’, excessive blood clotting is common, which causes blood vessels to close and cause thrombosis, as Dr. Gustav.

Doctors say that thrombosis occurs in two stages: in the veins of the legs, there is discomfort, pain and swelling; And also at the systemic level, which is more serious and can lead to death. “When a thrombus (clot) breaks, it travels through the entire circulatory system. In most cases, due to the physiological circulatory physiology of the heart, this thrombus ends up in the lungs causing pulmonary embolism, one of the most serious complications of thrombosis.

Shell vein thrombosis

Physician. Gustavo explains that when a lump appears in a vein in the foot, the condition is called deep vein thrombosis. “The blood becomes thick, sticky and so it stimulates blood clotting, forming a kind of clot, which causes thrombosis,” he says.

Post-covid tinnitus

If you are infected with Covid-19 and you are constantly hearing noises today, it is important to be careful. According to doctors, cases of post-covid deafness or tinnitus are the result of arterial thrombosis in the ear nerve. “This nerve loses irrigation and can no longer function, resulting in the patient’s hearing loss,” Gustavo adds.

“With epidemic disease, we often see an increase in deep vein thrombosis and other areas of the body, such as the lungs. Some people even lose their hearing, all due to covidial thrombosis,” the experts concluded.

Source: Dr. Gustavo Marcato, vascular therapist.

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